Nov 22, 2012 4:30pm PST
't touch capital gains, head to our website nbr.com and look for the ".n.b.r." "u" tab. susie: as we wrap up this nbr special our washington bureau chief darren gersh joins us for final thoughts. it's thanksgiving day, just a few more weeks until we come to that fiscal cliff deadline. what happens next? >> well, hopefully all the lawmakers are going to have extra helpings of cranberry sauce and turkey. they're going to come back next week and they're going to be ready to get to work toget down to the hard work of beginning to really negotiate out their differences. if we don't see progress by the middle of december, that's when i think it's time to get worried. >> susie: let's say that we do get a deal and there are a lot of options on the table as you've been reporting. >> sure. usie: which fiscal deal do we want? >> well, here's what i think the vast majority of people who have looked at this closely, economists, would hope would happen. that we would have as little kind of cutting of spending and ease the tax increases in the coming year to give the economy room to keep going forward,
Nov 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
, but keep in mind, it's still only about 10% of all u.s. holiday spending. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: when you tally up the retail numbers so far, sales topped $59 billion over black friday weekend, a 13% increase from last year. consumers have many choices to do their holiday shopping this year. online, in stores, smartphones, tablets, and social media like facebook are all in play. what strategies are working, and where are the best deals this holiday season? that's where i started my conversation with thomas blischok. he's the chief retail strategist at booz and company. >> well, shoppers this year actually have prepared more than they've ever seen in the past. a lot of preparation on-line before they get to the store. they're actually standing in line, on-line, they're looking, searching, showrooming, we call it, making a decision to buy and then either buying or moving on to on-line again. it is a fully integrated strategy. >> susie: tomorrow, we are here in a rebecca taylor store in manhattan and are you saying this say good example of a successful retail never tow's
Nov 21, 2012 4:30pm PST
are most likely to spend the holiday with their colleagues. tomorrow on "n.b.r.," as we mentioned earlier, we have a thanksgiving special edition. on the fiscal cliff, those big spending cuts and tax hikes set to hit the u.s. economy on january 1, we examine whether congress and the white house can strike a deal to avoid going off the cliff. so be sure to join on us, we look at the impact of the cliff on jobs, how strategies for investors, and tom talks with mark mobius, the global investing guru. that's "nightly business report" for wednesday, november 21. happy thanksgiving everyone, and hope you have a great holiday too tom. >> tom: goodnight susie, we'll see you online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt.